Looking to fund a new project through Kickstarter?
Crowdfunding is a great way to get an idea off the ground, but what you may not know is that there are other, similar sites that you can use to raise the capital you need–even funding on your own self-hosted site.
Some work more or less exactly the same as Kickstarter. Others may provide more flexible funding models depending on what you’re trying to achieve.
Below are 13 of the Best Crowdfunding Sites and Kickstarter Alternatives of 2018 that you should know about.
Keep reading and find out:
“How do you crowdfund without Kickstarter?”
Indiegogo is essentially Kickstarter’s direct competitor, and as such, its feature-set and scope is more or less exactly the same.
The primary difference is how goal deadlines work:
If you fail to meet your goal with Kickstarter, you don’t get to keep any of the money. With Indiegogo, you get to hold onto the money even–when you choose the flexible funding option–if you don’t hit your specified goal amount.
However, there’s still a transaction fee of 5% when your project is successful and, when you use the flexible option, there is also a 5% fee on all funds raised (see the table on this post for details).
Fundly is the best site for fundraising when it comes to charities, non-profits, schools, teams and more–while still being a good choice for individuals too.
Check out the video below for more details:
Patreon is a little different from the other crowdfunding sites, as it is primarily for content creators who have new things to share – like YouTube videos, podcast episodes, or blog posts – on an ongoing basis.
Patreon funds project creators in smaller amounts of money that are charged when the content creator delivers new media.
It’s not for everyone, but it can be especially attractive to those who create new media or other forms of digital content on a regular basis.
Because of Patreon’s subscription nature, success on the site and the strategies to fundraise require different tactics than the launch-style strategies used on platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
Smallknot is a relatively new crowdfunding platform specifically tailored to local independent businesses. It works more or less exactly as Kickstarter does, as it uses the same all-or-nothing funding model.
However, Smallknot only approves established businesses that are out of the idea stage, and do not require more than a small monetary boost to get going, in certain way Smallnot’s funding opportunity is very similar to angel rounds in the startup world.
RocketHub is primarily for art, business, science, and social projects, though there are many subcategories that live under each of the broader headings.
In essence, RocketHub is but a combination of Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
As with Indiegogo, you get to keep any funds you raise, but whether you succeed or fail, you have to remember to keep your promises to your backers who are …read more
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